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Oxford University Gazette, 6 November 2008 : Advertisements


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The University of Oxford and Oxford University Press accept no responsibility for the content of any advertisement published in the Gazette. Readers should note that the inclusion of any advertisement in no way implies approval or recommendation of either the terms of any offer contained in it or of the advertiser by the University of Oxford or Oxford University Press.

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Open Morning

Sixth Form Open Morning, d'Overbroeck's College, 8 Nov., 10 am–12.30 pm. All welcome. 'Quite possibly the leading independent sixth form in the UK' (Good schools guide 2008). Coeducational, 240 students, 50 per cent grade A at A-level this summer. Sixth form scholarship applications deadline Mon., 10 Nov. (academic, art, performing arts, science and environmental awards). For more information, please telephone 01865 310000. Web:

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For Potential PGCE Students

Considering teaching? Many do, but aren't yet sure—and a year's commitment to the PGCE is an expensive trial period. Magdalen College School is one of the country's leading schools. It has been at the heart of Oxford and the University for over 500 years. As part of our outreach programme, we offer a limited number of graduates and undergraduates the chance to shadow a member of staff or department for a period of time, ranging from a morning to a week. Interested? Contact Nick Fraser, Academic Deputy, on 01865 242191 or

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Oxford Chamber Music Society's concert at Holywell Music Room, Sun., 16 Nov. at 3 pm. The Atrium String Quartet (St Petersburg) play Mozart in F K.590 'King of Prussia', Shostakovich no 9 in E flat op 117 and, with Philip Dukes (viola), Brahms' Quintet in G op 111. Tickets from Oxford Playhouse at 01865 305305, or at the door. Free Cavatina tickets for 8–22 year-olds (ID).

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Economy Lectures and Discussion

Transforming the Economy. Sat., 22 Nov. The School of Economic Science, Oxford, invites you to a free morning (8.45 am–12.30 pm) of lectures and discussion, with refreshments. At the root of current economic problems are fundamental errors in the way taxes are levied. Work, capital and enterprise are taxed heavily, whilst the surplus created by the community itself is left largely untaxed. How can this be corrected? Find out by spending a morning in pleasant surroundings in the Maison Française, 2–10 Norham Rd, Oxford, OX2 6SE. Lectures and discussion will be led by experienced speakers on taxation and economics. Admission by ticket only (limited numbers). Tickets and further information from: 01865 741116 or

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MECO Event

Oxford Muslim Music Festival at the Oxford Playhouse, Sun., 9 Nov., 2 pm–10 pm. This all-day festival features sacred songs and religious music from around the Islamic world. With artists from a dozen Muslim nations, this yearly musical extravaganza is a true feast for all lovers of world music. A fun, family event with delicious Muslim cuisine available. Tickets available from Oxford Playhouse, 01865 305305. Programme details:

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Oxford University Newcomers' Club at the University Club, 11 Mansfield Rd, OX1 3SZ, welcomes the wives, husbands and partners of visiting scholars, graduate students and newly appointed academic members of the University. We offer help, advice, information and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held in the Club every Wed. 10.30–12 noon from 0th week to 9th week, both inclusive. Newcomers with children (0–4) meet every Fri. in term 10.15–11.45. We have a large programme of events including tours of colleges, museums and other places of interest. Other term-time activities include an art group, book group, informal conversation group, garden group, antiques group and an opportunity to explore Oxfordshire. Visit our website:

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Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold. Fireplace-related items to include grates, fire tools, fenders and nursery guards. Desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework and large gilt picture frames—any condition. Please call: Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn St, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.–Fri. 9.30–5, Sat. 10–4. Tel.: 01993 705026. Mobile: 07831 585014.

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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration. Thirty years' experience. Collection and delivery. For free advice, telephone or write to the Workshop, 11A High St, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

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Services Offered

Big or small, we ship it all. Plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access and mail forwarding worldwide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655. Fax: 01865 514656. Email: Also at 94 London Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729. Fax: 01865 742431. Email:

Town and Country Trees Limited: tree care specialists. Local authority-approved contractors, fully insured and qualified. Tree stump removal. Reports, surveys, free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850.

Carpenter/joiner. For bookcases, wardrobes, etc. made on site to your specifications. Portfolio available. Call Rob Guthrie on 01993 868892 (evening) or 07961 444957 (daytime). Email: Web:

Learn to drive really well with an Advanced Driving Instructor who has been teaching new drivers and giving refresher lessons in Oxford since 1994. He has an 86 per cent pass rate (national average is 43 per cent). Intensive courses, motorway, refresher lessons and new drivers—all tailored to suit your needs. Call Paul on 07786 176122. Email: Website:

Chauffeur/taxi service. Do you need a reliable, experienced chauffeur service to take you or your guests to airports, business venues or for personal travel? Comfortable Mercedes E class or MPV available for people and luggage, fully licensed and insured. Friendly, personal service. Sample prices: Oxford to Heathrow, £68; Eurostar, £90; Gatwick, £119. Call Clive Roberts on 07917 566077 (mobile) or 01865 778608 (home) or email to discuss your requirements.

Cabinetry and Carpentry. The House of Eden is a local, family-run company creating individually designed, handmade furniture in contemporary and period styles. We also design and build beautiful garden offices, summerhouses and writing rooms. We offer our clients a truly bespoke service where unique designs and beautiful craftsmanship are our trademark. Referrals and examples available. For more information, phone 01869 343463, email warwick@thehouseofeden or visit our website at

IT Support. Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? Want to go Broadband and don't know how? We can put you on the Internet safely or upgrade to your system: PC or Mac. We have lots of experience of Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no fix/no fee basis. Call Bob on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.

Exercise and Nutritional Consultant/one- to-one specialist, Alan Gordon, M.Sc B.Sc (Hons 1st)—one of the UK's most highly qualified, with 39 years of experience—recommended by the Nuffield Hospital Trust—author of the stretch techniques book Bodywise Flexibility—recommended in Harpers and Queen magazine—member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences and the International Society of Biomechanics. See:

Are you interested in new opportunities? Canada is experiencing a huge manpower shortage due to its aging population. For example, hundreds of positions in colleges and universities are going begging. Certified Canadian immigration consultant, 15 years' experience, available for consultations and assistance with temporary or permanent visa and immigration needs, all at an affordable cost. Please contact: Tel.: 1 514 992 1567. Web:

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Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/rug cleaning by Grimebusters, Oxfordshire's local specialists. Domestic, commercial and college. We offer you the latest wet or dry cleaning systems at highly competitive rates. Fully insured, trained and NCCA approved. Free estimates and friendly advice. Tel.: 01865 726983 / 01235 555533 / 01993 868924.

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Situations Vacant

The Museum of the History of Science seeks reliable, observant, friendly person for post of Gallery Invigilator. Part-time, preferably 5 days per week (26.85 hours), 11.55 am–5.05 pm, Tues.–Fri. and 9.55 am–5.05 pm, Sat. (Sat. includes 1 unpaid hour for lunch). Paid on University salary scale Grade 01S.4 (£13,788, pro rata). Further details on Send CV, with names and contact details of 2 referees, to Museum Administrator, Margaret Hauser, Museum of the History of Science, Broad St, Oxford, OX1 3AZ,, by Fri., 21 Nov.

St John's College, Oxford, has a vacancy for Head Groundsperson, £20,436–£22,332. Experienced and capable person sought to manage day-to-day maintenance of College sports ground. Applicants should be qualified in Amenity Horticulture with certificates for tractor driving and pesticides. The successful candidate will be expected to work as part of a team, organising and caring for all aspects of busy sports ground. St John's is an equal opportunities employer. Application form and further details from: Establishment Secretary, 01865 277326.

Manuscript transcription needed. Qualified person sought urgently to transcribe long, academic manuscript onto disk (lectures given by John Plamenatz on Machiavelli, Hobbes and Rousseau). Might suit a retired academic secretary or graduate student with keyboard stamina! Please contact Dr Z.A. Pelczynski at or 01608 674463.

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Houses to Let

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend we have too many castles, but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area, we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our website at and view details of all properties currently available. Or telephone, fax or email us with your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 01865 764777. Email:

North Oxford Property Services. Specialising in Oxford city centre letting. Established 17 years. We offer quality accommodation for academics and students. If you have a property to let or are looking to rent in the city centre, ring our friendly staff or visit our central Jericho office at 47 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BQ. We value your custom. Tel.: 01865 311745. Web:

Ethical letting? College and County have quietly established themselves as a contemporary lettings and property management company with a more European, partnership approach within the Oxford market. We look after over 250 properties within the city and are experienced in meeting the needs of academics both as clients and applicants. For more information, call 01865 722722 or go to

House to rent from 20–30 Dec. for £500. Three bedrooms, large living room, large kitchen, garden. Includes wireless, cable TV, dishwasher. On Middleway, Summertown (north Oxford), 2 mins. from shops and restaurants. Tenant must look after cat. Tel.: 07796 695036. Email:

Superb Edinburgh family home for rental or exchange. Full of light, magnificent views. On 3 floors, all recently renovated. Seven bedrooms incl. study. Spacious kitchen (w/ Aga)/dining/living room, huge sitting room with piano, 2 bathrooms, 1 restroom, utility. Garden suits outdoor dining. Parking. Two mins. walk to Botanical Gardens. Shops, cinemas, theatres, cafes, city centre all walking distance. Available Jan.–Aug. Email:

Cottage to let. In quiet village, convenient for Abingdon, Didcot and Oxford. Two bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms, g.c.h., semi-furnished. Own garden, off-street parking, £775 p.m. Tel.: 01235 848356, evenings, weekends.

South Hinksey village. Detached, 2- bedroom bungalow with garage, 25 mins. cycle ride to city centre. Unfurnished, available soon, rent £875 p.c.m., excl. utility bills and council tax. Tel.: 01865 723507.

Pretty, bright, fully furnished, 3-bed home in New Hinksey, 15 mins. walk from Oxford city centre. Two double bedrooms, 1 single with study annexe, living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, pretty garden. Ideal for visiting professional family. Excellent local amenities: park, lake, river, swimming pool, tennis courts, small shops. Available beginning Dec., £1,300 p.m. Tel.: 01865 725856. Email:

East Oxford house to let weekly or monthly. Bright, spacious and very comfortable house, fully furnished and equipped (including WiFi), with 2 double bedrooms and separate study. Close to all amenities, frequent bus service to centre or London and about 20 mins. walk to centre of Oxford, £325 p.w. or £1,200 p.m., inclusive except phone calls. For more information and photos, email

Banbury, 3-bed, semi-detached, modern house to let in quiet estate. Four mins. walk to Banbury train station, frequent trains (20 mins.) to Oxford. En suite bedroom, 2 further bedrooms, 2 receptions, downstairs toilet, modern kitchen with all appliances integral garage, garden, g.c.h. Fully furnished, very clean and plainly decorated, £795 p.c.m., excl. all bills and council tax. Available Jan.–Nov./Dec. 2009. Contact: 01295 271881,

A large, attractive, fully furnished, 3/4- bedroom, 2-bathroom, detached house in OX3 with washer, dryer, dishwasher, etc. and a secluded garden. Off-street parking for several cars. Very close to JR hospital, walking distance to Brookes and London bus stop. Suitable for family, professionals or postgraduate students only. Long lease preferred. Available immediately, £1,500 p.c.m. Email or call 01865 766032 for further details or to make viewing arrangements.

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Flats to Let

Central north Oxford: 10 mins. walk to city centre, main University buildings, parks, close to river. Available mid-Dec. Short/long let in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb. Large, light, airy rooms. Lovely fully furnished ground-floor flat. Large double bedroom, large single bedroom/study, large drawing room, newly refurbished modern kitchen, bathroom. Broadband, large secluded garden, off-street parking. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789 092274. Email:

Two-bedroom, luxury apartment in Summertown. Two double bedrooms, 1 en suite, separate bathroom with shower over bath. Large, open-plan living/dining area connected to fully fitted modern kitchen with appliances. Secure, gated parking at rear of property, with video entry security system. Located in northern Summertown with great access to Oxford city centre and ring road. For more information, contact College and County on 01865 722722 or email

Charlbury. Beautiful, 2-bedroom, centrally heated flat to let, unfurnished and newly redecorated throughout, in large, secluded, Victorian house with shared garden. Short walking distance from village centre, pubs, shops and mainline station. Good rail and bus services to and from Oxford and London. Off-road parking. Would suit academic couple. Available Dec., £825 p.m. Tel.: 01865 514417. Email:

Delightful, self-contained, recently built, mews flat to rent from 1 Jan. (possibly from before Christmas) for minimum 6 months. Separate entrance from owner's drive. Grandpont, south Oxford, approx. 10 mins. walk from city centre. Large sitting room with sunny terrace, double bedroom, kitchen and shower room. Suit n-s, graduate couple, £700 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: 01865 241845. Email:, but personal viewing only.

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Accommodation Offered

Visiting academics welcomed for short or long stays in comfortable home of semi-retired academic couple, situated in quiet, exclusive, leafy central north Oxford within walking distance of main University buildings, town centre, parks, river, shops and restaurants. Rooms have colour TV, tea, coffee, kettle, refrigerator, microwave, broadband and central and independent heating. Very moderate terms. Linen, cleaning and breakfast included. Tel./fax: 01865 557879. Email:

Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs, please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel.: 01865 311011. Website:

Scott Fraser—'city and village living'. A comprehensive residential sales and lettings practice specialising in good-quality property in Oxford and the surrounding areas. For more information, please telephone or visit our website: Sales tel.: 01865 759500 (Headington), 01865 759507 (Summertown), 01865 759508 (East Oxford). Lettings tel.: 01865 761111 (Headington), 01865 554577 (Summertown), 01865 244666 (East Oxford and students).

Modern, quiet and light single and double studio apartments and 2-bedroom flat. East Oxford, 10 mins. walk to Magdalen Bridge, 5 mins. to shops. Fully furnished and equipped for cooking, laundry (washer/drier), wireless broadband, flat screen TV, DVD, CD player. Serviced weekly. Off-road parking. Available now for short-term rental—weeks or months. Tel.: 07504 927615. Email:

B & B. Private accommodation. Pleasant, cosy, light, comfortable rooms. Quiet, 1 min. to bus stop. Unrestricted street parking. Close to Iffley river walks and pleasant pubs, 1½ miles to Oxford High St, University, Cathedral, parks and theatres. Moderate rates. 'The Little Garden.' Tel.: 01865 770501.

En suite double bedroom in north Oxford available for short let. Double bedroom with own en suite bathroom (partly furnished) available for postgraduate or academic visitor in a shared house in north Oxford (OX2) with 1 other (University professional). Shared kitchen, living room, conservatory and garden, washing machine, dishwasher. Free broadband. Available 1 Jan. for 1–3 months, £350 p.c.m., inclusive. Contact: 07931 458350 or

One double bedroom to rent in luxury, 3- bedroom house in Iffley, Oxford. Large garden, private parking. Internet connection. All mod cons. Twenty mins. walk to city centre, 3 mins. walk to bus route on Iffley Rd. Would suit professional, postgraduate or mature student, £400 p.m. Contact Chris on 01865 716436.

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Self-catering Apartments

Weekly Home offers fully furnished and serviced accommodation for 1 week to several months. Our properties are very high quality and include apartments in north Oxford/Summertown, popular with visiting academics from UK and overseas. Also properties for short lets in most other areas of Oxford, including city centre, plus south Oxfordshire and Woodstock. See for details of all accommodation. Or email, or phone 01193 811711 with specific requirements.

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high- quality, self-catering, short-let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel, guesthouse or bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and the surrounding villages. We have a wide selection of quality homes available for short-stay lets from 1 week to several months. OxfordShortlets caters for professional individuals, groups or families while visiting Oxford for holiday, business, academic and relocation purposes or for temporary accommodation between homes. For more information, please contact us. Tel.: 01865 311696. Fax: 01865 511010. Email: Web:

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Office Accommodation Available

Office accommodation in north Oxford, 5 mins. from St Giles'. Detached garden bungalow with private access, 4 rooms and amenities. Alternatives: a suite of 3 rooms, another of 2 rooms. Facilities include BT, NTL, fax outlets, broadband, car-parking. Quiet location. Tel.: 01865 511111.

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Accommodation Sought

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. For details of our services or informal help and advice without obligation, contact us. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 01865 764777. Email: Or visit our website,, to see how we could be marketing your property.

Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs, please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel.: 01865 311011. Website:

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Holiday Lets

Two pretty, isolated, old- fashioned Sussex cottages for rent by week or weekend. Open fires, polished floors, large studies, lots of books, unfitted kitchens. No TV, no telephone. Set in own organic farm with woods, valleys, river and views of South Downs. University, OUP and College members only. Prices from £125. Email:

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